In today’s global economy, many international students are discovering the benefits of studying abroad.
According to a recent article in Re:locate magazine, the internationalisation of labour markets for highly skilled people has meant that students have placed a strong emphasis on gaining international experience as part of their higher education.
“One way for students to expand their knowledge of other societies and languages, and thus improve their prospects in globalised sectors of the labour market is to study in tertiary institutions in countries other than their own,” says a recent report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
This same report found that in 2011, there were nearly 4.3 million students enrolled in higher education outside their home country, compared to 0.8 million in 1975, and it seems that Australia is a popular choice. Australia is the third most popular international student destination in the world, behind the US and the UK, not surprising since one of the biggest underlying factors in students’ choice of country of study is the language of instruction.
“The prevalence of predominantly English-speaking destinations, such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, reflects the progressive adoption of English as a global language,” states the OECD report.
However, it’s not just the language attracting students to Australia. According to the Australian Government’s ‘Study in Australia’ website:
- 7 out of 10 of the top universities in the world are Australian
- 5 out of 30 best student cities in the world are in Australia
- Australian universities feature in the top 50 ranked universities in the world in six areas of study including Arts and Humanities, Engineering and Technology, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences.
So popular is studying in Australia, that a recent report by the International Education Advisory Council found the the number of international students in Australia is expected to rise by 30 per cent from 402,000 in 2012 to 520,000 in 2020.
While 2.5 million international students have studied in Australia, we at Grace Removals, know the transition is not always an easy one. Regardless of where you live, you can rest assured that Grace will provide you with a professional and consistent level of service from start to finish. We are meticulous when it comes to selecting our worldwide service partners and actively monitor our partner performance to ensure you receive the best service.
We can also help you get established in Australia with a range of relocation services including orientation tours and home searches.
Give yourself a better start in life by enrolling in an Australian university for 2014.